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Old 01-17-2016, 02:18 PM   #1
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Hello,

My name is Susan and my husband's name is Pierre. I am originally from California and my husband is from Montreal. We currently reside in the Twin Cities and have just purchased our first travel trailer. We chose this unit for its light weight, available features, and price after looking at lots of options including teardrops. For me, it had to have a bathroom and for my husband, I wanted him to be able to stand up in it. Just last week, we picked up our Scamp 13 from the factory in Backus, and it was -25 degrees when we arrived. We have never towed or had a trailer before so we were happy just to get it to our storage lot safely. We have a lot of learning to do so greatly appreciate this group to help us out. We can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can take our Scamp out on its maiden voyage. Thanks for the support.

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Susan and Pierre
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:51 PM   #2
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Hello,

My name is Susan and my husband's name is Pierre. I am originally from California and my husband is from Montreal. We currently reside in the Twin Cities and have just purchased our first travel trailer. We chose this unit for its light weight, available features, and price after looking at lots of options including teardrops. For me, it had to have a bathroom and for my husband, I wanted him to be able to stand up in it. Just last week, we picked up our Scamp 13 from the factory in Backus, and it was -25 degrees when we arrived. We have never towed or had a trailer before so we were happy just to get it to our storage lot safely. We have a lot of learning to do so greatly appreciate this group to help us out. We can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can take our Scamp out on its maiden voyage. Thanks for the support.

Sincerely,

Susan and Pierre
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:06 PM   #3
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New Scamp Owners in the Twin Cities

Welcome and congratulations on your new Scamp! Probably too cold yet for "driveway camping," so it'll have to be "armchair camping" for now. Read the manual, watch the videos, ask questions here, and, best of all, plan some trips. Enjoy!
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:02 PM   #4
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Welcome, congratulations, and all the best!
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:00 PM   #5
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Susan–

You are going to love your Scamp!

We brought ours home on Dec. 29th 2014 in very similar weather. I had never towed anything before and backing it in to a 10foot opening off our Minneapolis alley was "interesting."

You may want to join our group who will be getting together at MN Kathio State Park's Petaga Campground May 6-8. There will be 20 or more trailers getting together. Just reserve through the state park reservation system or show up for one of the last minute spots.

Many of these people will also be getting together at Egg Harbor, Wisconsin on June 8-12. There are about 30 trailers already reserved with more to come. We would love to have you join us at either or both.

See:https://sites.google.com/site/eggsateggharbor/
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:05 PM   #6
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Welcome from a life long resident of the twin cities (St. Paul)
Spring is only 4 months away . We picked up our Scamp in April
and got trapped in a snow storm . Backus is a great place to camp
in the summer month / months.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:31 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard! We too own a Scamp, a 2008 16 and it is beautiful! I took it to the factory last summer for many updates, and it is now a super deluxe Scamp! Hope to meet you at a Scamp outing. In the mean time, get on the Scamp Owners Forum.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:01 PM   #8
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Thank you Rich, we will check this out!
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Old 01-28-2016, 01:31 PM   #9
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Bonjour Susan and Pierre!
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:46 AM   #10
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Congrats on your purchase and taking delivery. We live in Minneapolis, placed an order for a 13' Standard in mid-December and take delivery in early August. Looking forward to getting ours. We have a list of accesories and such.
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:13 PM   #11
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Are you able to park your scamp on your own lot? We had a hard time finding a place to store ours. Considered turning part of our yard into a parking spot but being new trailer drivers, wasn't sure how hard it would be to maneuver into the alley and make the turn into our yard.
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Old 02-07-2016, 02:34 PM   #12
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There is no room on our small city lot to store ours. The garage is such that the back alley won't work. I am going to have to find a storage place, get in and just pay rear-round. Looks like anywhere from $60-$100/month is the going rate for outdoor storage in and around Minneapolis. I figured that in to the total cost of getting into a Scamp. Craigslist seems like a good source for storage too.
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Old 02-07-2016, 04:18 PM   #13
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Thanks for the suggestion, I will check out Craigslist. For now, we were able to secure a spot at Sure-Lock RV storage in Inver Grove Heights.
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I just helped a friend in the same situation not only find a heated garage but one within 3 miles of his house!
We contacted all the Churches around his house with the proposal of paying $90 a month to the Church missions, youth group, community outreach, or whatever their need was. We included trailer length, height and width and in one week he had 3 possibilities. I left it up to him to check with his insurance regarding any coverage issues during storage.
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